For many sellers, home staging results in a higher selling price and a quicker home sale.
According to the National Association Of Realtors®, staged homes sell three to 30 times faster than the non-staged competition. Further, staging can help increase the sale price by up to 20% on average.
Whether you decide to hire a professional home stager when selling your home or prefer to do it yourself, here are a few do's and don'ts of home staging that you should know!
DO → paint over bright walls with a neutral colour
DON’T → neglect curb appeal
DO → utilize natural light
DON’T → forget to put away your personal belongings
DO → declutter, declutter, declutter
DON’T → do major renovations before talking with your real estate agent
DO → deep clean every nook and cranny
DON’T → leave pet bowls, toys, litter boxes, or dog bones laying around
DO → stick to neutrals
DON’T → assume your home will sell itself
DO → start packing
DON’T → move out all of your furniture
DO → focus on the kitchen
DON’T → add too much clutter by “staging”
DO → create an inviting front porch
DON’T → forget to tidy up your closets and pantry